Saturday, May 28, 2011

Project 1-2-3: Day 28 - Help Wanted: You Can Make A Difference

Note: Starting May 1st and continuing for the 123 days leading up to the start of the 2011 college football season, "Project 1-2-3" will share pictures, videos and memorable moments from the last nine years of Special Spectators game day events.

Over the last few weeks, the Special Spectators blog has featured the different aspects of the typical game day event, its impact on the seriously-ill children and families who attend and our accomplishments over the last nine seasons. Since 2002, we've hosted almost 6,000 patients, parents and siblings at about 185 games. We've done this at a total cost to the organization of less than $95,000. Given our limited resources and no paid staff, we're proud of what we've accomplished, but now it's time to focus on the future and the 2011 college football season.

In order to continue our dramatic growth, we are actively recruiting new volunteers to serve in several capacities including:

  • Public/Media Relations
  • Social Media
  • Multimedia
  • Mobile Technology
  • Legal
  • Fundraising
  • Volunteer Coordination
  • Game Day Event Planning
  • Game Day Event Volunteers
  • Sponsorships
  • Business Development
  • Hospital Relations
  • Family Relations
  • Marketing
  • Logistics
  • Financial Reporting

  • If you have experience in any of these areas listed and are excited by the opportunity to provide a magical day for seriously-ill children and their families, please consider becoming a Special Spectators volunteer. Maybe you're a recent college graduate and the current economic climate has made it difficult to find a job or you're a talented professional who has recently been laid-off and are looking to volunteer your time. Whether you can give several days a week or only a few minutes a month, we want you to join us.

    This is a great opportunity for exposure as millions of fans each year have been introduced to Special Spectators. We've been featured on ESPN,, FSN, the Big Ten Network, Delta Airlines in-flight entertainment and local coverage in markets such as Chicago, Cleveland, Denver, Dallas, Orlando, Philadelphia, Tucson and many more.

    We're passionate about Special Spectators, we have a great time and you'll be amazed how spending a day at football game can impact these children and their families. To learn more, contact Blake Rockwell at

    Reminder: Need a gift for Dad or your favorite golfer? Order your Special Spectators Golf Package presented by DoGoodBuyUs. This exclusive package includes a dozen Nike One Vapor Speed golf balls, an Automatic Umbrella with 42-inch coverage, Eco Golf Tees in an organic cotton pouch, and a 5-Function Golf Tool (with a divot tool, cigar cutter, club face brush, stroke counter, ball mark and belt clip).

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